Dr John Birch Music Scholarships (2023)

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Dr John Birch Music Scholarships (2023)

The University of Sussex is delighted to honour its much-loved former music lecturer and organist, Dr John Birch (1929-2012), with these four named scholarships. The aim of these scholarships is to support talented musicians to continue to develop and perform while studying at Sussex. This scholarship is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students at Sussex, whether or not they are studying Music.

What you get

£800 cash award. In addition, scholars will receive access to the music practice rooms in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH). All applicants who reach the audition stage, regardless of the success of their application, will be offered the opportunity to be part of a list of performers who are willing to perform at events around campus or are interested in collaboration with other musicians.

Type of award

Cash award and use of Music facilities


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have obtained Grade 8 or equivalent in your chosen instrument.
  • Be an applicant or current student at the University of Sussex (open to applicants for 2023 entry)
  • Number of scholarships available



    1 October 2023 23:59

    How to apply

    To apply, please complete a scholarship application form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview

    Contact us

    Maja Prausnitz Hendrickson, Donor relations at [email protected]

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    Auditions normally take place in October, shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about this.

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